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monetise mojo! invest in that brainwave factory you always dreamed of.
out of a world population of 6 billion or so, most of whom live appallingly insecure and dangerous lives, there are maybe a an elite of say 1 million, whose daily decisions, consciously or not, perpetuate the worst of the evil we suffer from and are dragged down by.
if those people all went to sleep and had a dream in which they were visited by the ghosts of future unborn children, woke up epiphanised (sounds like something a fancy plastic kitchen gadget would do), we could start to see some globe-rocking changes within 24 hours.
heck it should only take 5 minutes to come to your senses, if the material presented itself right!
i reckon our job is to pray for that collective epiphany, when the stubborn, proud million stop resisting ways to improve the fates of the others. i don't wish nightmares on anyone, my guess is it already takes some very expensive therapies/medications to keep them functionally at bay as it is.
but i remain adolescently entranced by the scifi notion i actually dreamed of once (too much peter pan and nougat, probably) of some keening electronic sound that blew down the chimneys and wouldn't let people sleep until they had sorted themselves out spiritually, made peace with their consciences to the best of their abilities, remembered how they weren't really doing that great a job of loving their neighbours in the way their pastor spoke of on sundays, all to have the simple gift of a good sleep, (something they had so often ignored their own needs for).
there's be a lot of lights left on all night as people cut new deals with themselves, to devote more energy to those in need, to insulate their homes better and turn off the lights more often...
the blessed zonk, most precious of the many gifts of life, and the ultimate one we can most fondly count on, when our days are done!
all hail the Mighty Zonk, forgiver of consciences, soother of torments, salve of the guilty, balsam to the cosmic wound of fallible existence!
(is that a mosquito i hear? let's turn up that white noise generator that always reminds me of malibu, shall we hon?)
shares in melatonin go through the roof...
you can tell they're still resisting by the red-eyed stagger down the front steps in the mornings, (insert evil cackle)
now back to lesbian marriage in helsinki suburbs and religious backlash, or is that blowback, must consult the eroto-Saurus. who knew such a protest could engender such a wondrously weird discussion in ET land.
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
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